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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or StaffNoiseCollector Date: Oct 23, 2008 11:44am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: The left is not socialist my ass

That never happend. The land of the underlined blue links is a myth. He is an education reformer!

Here is a speech you might find interesting...

President Hugo Chavez, invited guests, comrades. I’m honored and humbled to be here with you this morning. I bring greetings and support from your brothers and sisters throughout Northamerica! Welcome to the World Education Forum. Amamos la revolucion Bolivariana! ...

My comrade and friend Luis Bonilla, a brilliant educator and inspiring fighter for justice … has taught me a great deal about the Bolivarian Revolution [i.e., Chavez's movement] and about the profound educational reforms underway here in Venezuela under the leadership of President Chavez. We share the belief that education is the motor-force of revolution, and I’ve come to appreciate Luis as a major asset in both the Venezuelan and the international struggle—I look forward to seeing how he and all of you continue to overcome the failings of capitalist education as you seek to create something truly new and deeply humane.

I began teaching when I was 20 yeas old in a small freedom school affiliated with the Civil Rights Movement in the United States. The year was 1965, and I’d been arrested in a demonstration. Jailed for ten days, I met several activists who were finding ways to link teaching and education with deep and fundamental social change. They were following Dewey and DuBois, King and Helen Keller who wrote: “We can’t have education without revolution. We have tried peace education for 1,900 years and it has failed. Let us try revolution and see what it will do now.”

I walked out of jail and into my first teaching position (HOW ABOUT A FUCKING BACKGROUND CHECK????) and from that day until this I’ve thought of myself as a teacher, but I’ve also understood teaching as a project intimately connected with social justice. After all, the fundamental message of the teacher is this: you can change your life—whoever you are, wherever you’ve been, whatever you’ve done, another world is possible. As students and teachers begin to see themselves as linked to one another, as tied to history and capable of collective action, the fundamental message of teaching shifts slightly, and becomes broader, more generous: we must change ourselves as we come together to change the world. Teaching invites transformations, it urges revolutions small and large. La educacion es revolucion!

I’ve learned that education is never neutral. It always has a value, a position, a politics. Education either reinforces or challenges the existing social order, and school is always a contested space—what should be taught? In what way? Toward what end? By and for whom? At bottom, it involves a struggle over the essential questions: what does it mean to be a human being living in a human society?

Totalitarianism demands obedience and conformity, hierarchy, command and control. Royalty requires allegiance. Capitalism promotes racism and materialism—turning people into consumers, not citizens. Participatory democracy, by contrast, requires free people coming together, voluntarily as equals who are capable of both self-realization and, at the same time, full participation in a shared political and economic life.

Venezuelans have shown the world that with full participation, full inclusion, and popular empowerment, the failing of capitalist schooling can be resisted and overcome. Venezuela is a beacon to the world in its accomplishment of eliminating illiteracy in record time, and engaging virtually the entire population in the ongoing project of education.

(IGNORE THE FACT THAT THEY HAVE NO FREEDOM OF SPEECH!)

We, too, must build a project of radical imagination and fundamental change. Venezuela is poised to offer the world a new model of education—a humanizing and revolutionary model whose twin missions are enlightenment and liberation.

Viva Mission Sucre!

Viva Presidente Chavez!

Viva La Revolucion Bolivariana!

Hasta La Victroria Siempre!

William Ayers 2006

My favorite part is this one:

"Capitalism promotes racism and materialism"

Brilliant, it doesn't promote freedom of choice, higher standards of quality and lower prices? Is anyone here going to not repudiate this guy? This is amazing.

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Poster: spacedface Date: Oct 23, 2008 12:28pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The left is not socialist my ass

SKipping thru the nonsense...

>>William Ayers
"Capitalism promotes racism and materialism"

Brilliant, it doesn't promote freedom of choice, higher standards of quality and lower prices? Is anyone here going to not repudiate this guy? This is amazing. >>>


Basic logic tells you that Ayers is only making 2 claims. He hasn't said anything else in that sentence, so stop spinning your wheels.

Happily, while the right obsesses about a wash-up radical that's now a seated professor at the University of Chicago (and serving on nonprofits set up by Republicans), Obama is free to talk about the important matters at hand. Or just enough to stay out out of controversy.

This post was modified by spacedface on 2008-10-23 19:28:11

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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or StaffNoiseCollector Date: Oct 23, 2008 12:59pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The left is not socialist my ass

Read the whole article and stop dissecting things to make tiny little irrelevant points. The ugy is a douchebag of the highest order, the fact that a college would hire him is an insult to commone sense and an indicator of the reason why there are so many idiots.

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Poster: spacedface Date: Oct 23, 2008 1:22pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The left is not socialist my ass

I read it twice and it just wasn't worth it.

Ayers doesn't seem so great in what I've heard from him -- but why did Republicans pick him to work on their nonprofts and serve on the board with him.

Is time to say that pal-ing around with Ayers "enlittles us all"? I think McCain should refuse money from the Annenbergs, nay all of Chicagoland, until they come clean.

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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or StaffNoiseCollector Date: Oct 23, 2008 1:27pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Vote Green!

Edward Pinkney for congress... as soon as he gets out of jail he will be the best there is.

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Poster: spacedface Date: Oct 23, 2008 1:37pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: McCain Suppressed Info POW MIAs

Report: McCain Suppressed Info on Fellow Vietnam POWs Left Behind

http://www.democracynow.org/2008/10/23/report_mccain_suppressed_info_on_fellow

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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or StaffNoiseCollector Date: Oct 23, 2008 2:14pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: spacedface for community organizer

http://www.archive.org/details/dn2006-0911_vid



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Poster: Beelzebubba Date: Oct 23, 2008 1:39pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Vote Green!

NC, how can you doubt the validity of spaced face's arguments?
He's obviously right.
He can even cite song lyrics to prove his political positions.
Hang in there sf, I'm with you bro!

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Poster: spacedface Date: Oct 23, 2008 1:46pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Vote Green!

Even a rock & roll fantasy on the edge of reality is close enough to pretend sometimes.

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Poster: Beelzebubba Date: Oct 23, 2008 2:18pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Vote Green!

Hell yes! or whatever, I think.
Regardless of what either of yous guys say I'm still voting Kucinich!
How can he lose!---GO Sox!!!

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Poster: spacedface Date: Oct 23, 2008 2:49pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Vote Green!

That's like giving your vote to Satan!